Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum

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Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum
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An awesome rum – winner of a Platinum medal and ranked in First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, with a whopping 97 points. Interestingly, now that industry giants Diageo are distributing Zacapa, the '23 years old' age statement has suddenly been dropped and replaced with a somewhat more plausible claim – the rums used are aged between 6 and 23 years old and are blended together in a solera.

Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Judges' Comments from The International Cane Spirits Festival 2007

    Nose full or apricots, citrus fruits, vanilla, cocoa and bourbon; rich and full-bodied with spicy chocolate flavors and a pleasing tannic bite; very long finish, clean and rich with a lovely liqueur-like density.

    Award: Gold Medal, Best In Category (Aged Rums 15+ Years Old)

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Dark Mahogany.

    Body:  Dense, with marvellous complexities of aroma and flavour; thick legs that fall slowly.

    Nose:  Great intensity, sweet with notes of wood.  Sweet fruitiness, vanilla, almond, chocolate, toasted wood and delicate hints of spice.

    Taste:  Dense and exceptionally balanced, very long aftertaste.

    Finish: Attractive and evocative.  Elegant and noble.

56 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    5 days ago

    Absolutely perfect. No ice, no water needed. A brandy glass lets this wonderful rum breathe just enough without allowing the wonderful aromas to escape. This rum is as complex as some very nice single malts. For those stating this rum is made from molasses, you may be reviewing the wrong product. The bottle clearly states this rum emerges from the first press of Virgin sugar cane. Regardless, after one sip, you won't care if it's from sugar, molasses, or cocoa puffs. It's simply amazing.

  • 5
    15 September

    This is delicious. Firstly you get lost in the swirls of liquid inside your glass and then with a sip you forget all your troubles. This is my favourite rum right now. The way it coats your mouth and covers your tongue with a richness and warmth is just divine.

  • 5
    19 July

    Move over Grand Marnier, found me a new drink

  • 5
    21 June

    shockingly delicious. Just the right balance between sweet and a pirate's yohoho. Perfect

  • 5
    9 March

    Flat out the best rum I've had. I'm hardly an expert, but I am a talented amateur, and this tops my chart. This to sip, and Mt. Gay for mixing.

  • 5
    3 March

    Very good rum!! Full of flavour, lovely after taste, the smell is amazing an beautiful to look at. One large ice cube, perfect

  • 5
    20 February

    exellent value for your money! nice drink, smoozt with dark chocholate!

  • 4
    11 October 2015

    Great stuff, rich and with plenty of depth and complexity. But, it is also hugely sweet, to a degree that it''s almost more like a liqueur than a spirit. Still, a lovely sip if you''re in the mood.

  • 5
    2 October 2015

    A very good sipping rum, served neat!

  • 5
    17 May 2015

    excellent ''bargain'' ! this isn''t your everyday ''rum''.....highly recommended

  • 5
    16 May 2015


  • 5
    14 January 2015

    Excellent 23 yr old rum! A must buy and drink on the rocks or from the freezer. I''ve tried various rums and this is the best I''ve tried.

  • 5
    28 August 2014

    Especially good when accompanying anything chocolate.

  • rummaster 19 December 2013

    just finished a bottle. had my rum friends round for a rum night there were about six rums on offer inc mount gay xo and el dorado 15 yr. Did a blind taste test with them all, we all chose RZ 23 as the best. there so much going on in the flavours and it is delivered so cleanly WOW WOW WOW!

  • Mike 7 November 2013

    This is to me the #2 best rum of all time after Barbancourt "Reserve de domain" Just add ice and drink it on the rocks. NEVER put a mix with this classic.

  • MSR 12 July 2013

    The big daddy, the one they all talk about!! It's sweet, not complex, and a hint of burn (such as you would expect from a younger rum). If you like your rum sweet and simple, you can't go wrong with this (though there are cheaper to be had that offer the same e.g. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala Rum). I bought a 1 litre bottle from duty free over a year ago, and it's still languishing in my cupboard...

  • ian harris 17 May 2013

    I have tried many rums over the time and I think this is the best rum I have had to date.

  • David 28 March 2013

    I keep this rum in stock. This is not a mixer at all and must be enjoyed in its naked self. Very smooth in every aspect.

  • Anonymous 3 December 2012

    werry smooth and tasty a little bit on the sweet side but one of the best I had

  • Anonymous 2 December 2012

    OMG this is really good!!!! One of the few rums I can drink with an ice cube & no coke!! Reminds me of a very nice Port (not sure if that's a good or bad thing but I like it). Definitely one of my favorites so far....

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